Phillip was born in Las Vegas and never left. He graduated from Robertson High School and continued his education at New Mexico Highlands University where he recieved an AS in Electronics and a BS in Technology. His first radio job was at KEDP in 1982 as a DJ. In 1985, Phil becme the first Student Program Director until 1988. While at the University, he started his own DJ business and travelled throughout the state. Phil was also the DJ at two clubs in Las Vegas. He was the DJ at La Casita from 1988 to 2003 and then left to DJ at Dick's Liquors when Dick's had a new dance club from 2003 to 2013. Phil still does small DJ gigs on the side for friends and family. He started with KMDZ doing Aggie and Lobo games and soon after took over the morning show. Phil also has an enormous personal collection of music!